OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
Refer to WP 0004 00 for location and operation of instrument panel indicators and controls.
Ensure that parking brake is applied.
Place transmission shift control lever to Neutral (N).
Ensure that all accessory switches and controls are in the OFF position.
DO NOT operate the starter motor for more than 30 seconds at a time. After 30 seconds, allow starter motor
to cool for at least two minutes before attempting to start engine again. Excessive heating of starter motor
may result in damage or early starter failure.
Turn ignition switch to ON position. System warning lights will illuminate briefly, then go out.
If ambient temperature is below 32°F (0°C), press ether injector switch on instrument panel.
Start the engine with throttle in the IDLE position. It is not necessary to press the throttle to start a computer-
Turn ignition switch to START and allow the engine to start and run at idle speed.
Increase the engine speed (RPMs) slowly to provide adequate lubrication to the bearings and allow the oil pressure to sta-
Run engine at idle speed for 3 to 5 minutes before operating with a load.
Monitor fuel gage and indicators for any signs of abnormal temperatures or pressures. Shut down engine at first sign of a
Forward (F). When placed in Forward (F), the transmission starts out in 1st gear and automatically progresses to the
4th gear. Automatic gear changing can be limited, by rotating the gear selection lever to 3rd, 2nd or 1st gear. The cur-
rent gear selection and direction will be displayed on the drivers ECS display screen.
Neutral (N). This is the normal transmission position when the vehicle is not in use. Use N when starting the engine,
checking accessories, and for extended periods of idling. An N will be displayed on the drivers ECS display screen
when transmission is in the neutral position.
Reverse (R). When placed in Reverse (R), the truck moves rearward; the transmission starts out in 1st gear and auto-
matically progresses to the 3rd reverse gear. The current gear selection and direction will be displayed on the drivers
ECS display screen.